Some interesting discussions have been had over tags, blocks, and structure-notes.
I’m curious if anyone has implemented structure-notes of blocks rather than of notes.
USE CASE :
- given to paths A->B->C and D->B->E the context of B in each path may be slightly different.
- We may not want to refactor B into B’ and B ‘’
- This may be very common if backlinks of B is large and the set of notes with backlinks to B is also large.
- Lack of great alternatives
- rigorous linking of ref C in B and ref E in B which is a bit cumbersome
- Annotate the link pair (B,C) and (B,E) really the same
- “this isn’t atomic” split it. However this isn’t true by default, the same content may serve two needs in context. Also this may be destructive as seeing that both A and D flow through B makes B an important singular item for elaboration and inquiry.
- the specific reason/content within B relevant to ABC likely is different from
the specific content in B relevant to DBE
- this could easily be pointed to depending on the research line of inquiry in note traversal.
Has anyone tried such an approach?
I think I’ll give it a try and if this works look into coding a plugin so that if Note.block.ref is a link to a specific block, and if a note is the intersection of chains of notes, then extracting blocks with same context into a structure note may be useful.
A few questions I will need to look up are:
- could we have multiple block refs per block (aliasing maybe works)
- could we have nested blocks in which the inner block is included in the outer block
Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks!